Holly is part of the original Breathing Room group that welcomed me with open arms into their community. I’ll am continuously grateful for her kindness and smiles.
She was also the very first yoga class I took immediately after finishing my yoga teacher training. I was (and still am) viewing yoga classes in a completely new lens than before.
I’ve started noticing smart sequencing and teachers that know their shit. Holly knows her shit. Her yoga class was special to me because I adored how unique it felt. The way she led the class was authentic and intelligent. I will never teach a class like her, and that’s the beauty of the wellness world. We all have our own flavor, and Holly’s is mellow, warm, and a little tricky. She sneaks in her anatomy knowledge and you walk away very trusting in her ability to always lead you through a great class. That was just my experience after her first class – I should probably take another one!
Here is Holly <3
Name: Holly Martzial
Location: South Portland, Maine
Occupation: Wellness Instructor + Marketing Entrepreneur
On her nightstand: Always a glass of water, chapstick, a burp cloth (new mom life) and a book (currently Mama Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood)
What does your self care/love routine look like?
My self-care routine has changed so much since having a baby (my little one is just about six months) – I used to be very focused on my own self-care: I would start each morning with a warm cup of water + lemon, gentle yoga (home practice) and a short meditation, throw in some regular body work (acupuncture or massage), lots of sleep, etc. etc.
These days, self-care looks really different. My morning ritual consists of waking and feeding baby, chugging a cup of luke warm water followed by a big mug of coffee. I try to move on my mat at home when I can, either while baby sleeps or while he practices his own yoga (aka tummy time) but it is not as scheduled as it once was. I just had my first massage since giving birth and my body was so knotted – an hour was not nearly enough time. I feel lucky when I can take a long, hot shower in peace and sleep 5-6 hours in a row. I think it is important to be honest about how much this has changed because, frankly, it is reality. I know how important self-care is and I can feel the drain on my energy as I learn to balance motherhood and my own wellness. I also know it will shift, and shift again – these are life’s ebbs and flows.
Just because I am a “wellness person” does not mean I am immune to them.
Describe your fitness/movement routine in one sentence: I teach at three different studios and love taking classes at each. I try to get to class a couple of times of week, and bounce around between each location. When I can’t make it to class, I do my best to move on my mat at home. I also love to walk the beach with baby M and my sweet dog, Lu.
The last gift you gave someone? Hand me downs.
What were you like in highschool? Innocent.
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